Plant Care Mammillaria Melanocentra

Mammillaria Melanocentra

4.6 out of 5 (5 experiences)

Mammillaria Melanocentra has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Mammillaria Melanocentra has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Mammilllaria Melanocentra


Mammillaria melanocentra

How to care for Mammillaria Melanocentra


How often to water your Mammillaria Melanocentra

Water needs for Mammillaria Melanocentra
0.5 cups
every 12

Mammillaria Melanocentra needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Mammillaria Melanocentra

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mammillaria Melanocentra in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mammillaria Melanocentra: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Mammillaria Melanocentra love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Mammillaria Melanocentra does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Mammillaria Melanocentra in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Mammillaria Melanocentra

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Mammillaria Melanocentra: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Mammillaria Melanocentra after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Mammillaria Melanocentra

Mammillaria Melanocentra

Mammillaria Melanocentra

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Mammillaria Melanocentra has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Mammillaria Melanocentra has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Peacefulbohobby avatar
leaf-1 56 Plants
xp 4,406 XP
globe Houston, TX

It grows veryyyy slow. I had to sit up out the soil just so I can be able to tell if it’s growing or not. Lol, I’m still waiting to see something “happen”, however… as long as it’s not turning brown, I think I’m doing something right :) It’s a cutieee, but she will make teach you patience.

Jacob avatar
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 1,538 XP
globe Champaign, IL

Very slow grower, but easy to take care of.

Trippylittlehippie avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 114 XP

They are incredibly resistant to droughts and are fantastic growers

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower

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